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John Lobb Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dddrees, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior Member

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    How do they look over time? How does the Museum calf lose age when only using neutral cream and polish?
     


  2. thebeebs

    thebeebs Distinguished Member

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    ^ Who cares? If you can buy Lobbs, you can easily just buy a new pair if they start looking funny. [​IMG]

    (Seriously though, I haven't owned mine long enough to know)
     


  3. lasbar

    lasbar Stylish Dinosaur

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    It takes a long time before they look funny..
     


  4. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior Member

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    How funny do they end up looking? I would just like to see how a nice pair of museum calf age, and what method used to condition and polish.
     


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    Use a burgundy wax polish...it will only add to the patina over time
     


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    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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  7. woolymammoth

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    The Matta II and the Becketts are relatively old (not as old as the Earth), the Seymour gets lot of wear, the Phillip II I have not worn yet. My care regime is apply Saphir dark brown cream twice a year (at most) and buff the shoes with a brush before wearing, works for me.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

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    Lovely collection.
     


  9. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior Member

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    Beautiful collection!!! Do you use cream polish or wax? Or both? I really like your shoes aged.
     


  10. woolymammoth

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    Cream only - my shoes have never seen wax (for better or worse; I think for the better).

    [​IMG]
     


  11. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior Member

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    Is the cream polish a preference? I know some people use saphir renovateur then use wax on top of that.
     


  12. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior Member

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    My only brown shoe not in dark brown museum...dark oak.

    [​IMG]
     


  13. jujujoo11

    jujujoo11 Senior Member

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    very nice.. Good change up from Museum.
     


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    I like dark oak ...:slayer:
     


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    The folks at JL Costa Mesa recommend claret cream and claret wax for both claret misty and plum museum.
     


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